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I am a 43yr old female. I am relatively fit,exercise daily,eat

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I am a 43yr old female. I am relatively fit,exercise daily,eat well,no alcohol but smoke 3/4 cigarettes per day.I am booked in to have cosmetic surgery on 2nd March,decided to keep check on my blood pressure this week as i suffer from white coat syndrome and thought i could take readings with me to hospital. Blood pressure was 174/105 at 6.00pm,dropping slightly to 142/105 at 8.00pm. If i present at the hospital next week with readings as high as these would they cancel surgery? Around 3yrs ago i did have problems with high blood pressure but after having a 24hr monitor fitted it was decided that i wouldnt need treatment. I havent had my BP checked since that time. I have got a headache,slight pressure in my ears and eyes sometimes and a bit fluffy headed,hav only had these symptoms for a couple of days, many thanks.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
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I would not worry too much particularly since the 24 hour monitor did not show persistently high blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is on the higher side when you do go in for surgery they will first reduce your blood pressure, may be by giving you something to relax your mind before going for surgery.
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